Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
April 21, 2005
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Western Australias Premier Attends Artisan Fair

The President of the Tuscany Region, Claudio Martini, has invited the Premier of Western Australia, Geoff Gallop, to participate in the inauguration activities for the 69th Annual Artisan Fair of Florence. The Premier, along with aboriginal artists and their works, will inaugurate Western Australia’s stand at the fair
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Regional election…results explained

Party name Party Game – pot the logo Follow the Leader La Margherita – Democrazia è Libertà (DL) Daisy (Daisy Democracy is Freedom – now isn’t that nice?) Francesco Rutelli, pin-up looks not enough to win the last elections as leader of the centre left. Democratici di Sinistra (DS) Olive tree (Democrats of the Left) […]
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Italians Eat 25% Less Fresh Bread

Modern lifestyles with less time to dedicate to food shopping and cooking, and so-called low calorie and long-conservation substitutes have caused the consumption of fresh bread to fall drastically in the past five years. Consumer trends show that the millenary tradition of eating one of the numerous varieties
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Fa la cosa giusta!

“Fa’ la cosa giusta!” is a new guidebook to critical consumption within the Tuscany Region. A detailed list of about 200 shops and organizations has been collected in this guide as a way for consumers to be able to choose “clean businesses”, like shops that promote fair-trade policies and organic goods. There is also a […]
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The ‘Monster of Florence’ becomes a film star

The serial killer who terrorized Florence will soon be the protagonist of a movie.   Roman actor and director Lorenzo Flaherty has bought the film rights to the book, Compagni di sangue, which recounts the investigation of the brutal murders of 8 couples in the Florence area between 1968 and
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Italian Astronaut Joins International Space Station

40-year-old Italian astronaut and Air Force Major, Roberto Vittori, joined American astronaut, John Phillips and Russian Commander, Sergei Krikalev aboard the International Space Station last Sunday. The Eneide Mission is his second space voyage.
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Free Italian Lessons Online

The Tuscany Region now offers Italian lessons for foreigners on the Internet. The new portal Trio was recently created by the regional government in an attempt to propose “life long learning” opportunities to both Italian and foreign residents. Courses range from beginning to intermediate levels and enrolment is
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Historic city centre shops risk closure

Several historic locations in the centre of Florence have recently announced that they may be forced to close up shop. Due to a changing economic climate that no longer favours the locally-owned artisan shop tradition, these stores now risk eviction.   In recent years, much of the real estate
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Slow U.S. Invertigations of Murdered Italian Official

Italian officials returned without many answers from a visit to Washington last week where they discussed the investigation process for the murder of top Italian security officer, Nicola Calipari. Calipari was shot by U.S. Soldiers in Iraq while he was on a rescue mission for the much anticipated and
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10,000 Visitors to Mathematics Museum

The Math Museum, or, Giardino di Archimede, celebrated its first anniversary last weekend, as well as a positive attendance, registering 10,000 visitors to the museum during its first year of activities. This new Florentine museum is actually the only museum in Italy dedicated entirely to Mathematics. The museum is